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Ilya Bryzgalov made a friend in Winnipeg

Posted on: November 19, 2011 6:11 pm
Edited on: November 20, 2011 11:41 am
By: Adam Gretz

We were all kind of curious to see how the Jets faithful would welcome Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov on Saturday afternoon after his comments last year about not wanting to play in Winnipeg (comments he apologized for heading into the game). As it turns out, Bryzgalov did not play during Philadelphia's 6-4 loss, but Jets fans were prepared to give him a hard time anyway.

One young fan held a homemade sign during warmups with the words "Boo Bryzgalov" written in big, bold letters. After seeing the sign on his way off the ice to the locker room, Bryzgalov responded by giving the young man a hockey stick.

Said eight-year-old Donovan Collier to the Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press, "I made the sign because he said we have no parks and we have terrible winters. I think it was very nice of him to give me his stick."

Indeed it was.

Sergei Bobrovsky ended up getting the start between the pipes for Philadelphia and allowed five goals on the 39 shots he faced. Winnipeg's sixth goal was scored an empty net. The Jets raced out to an early 5-1 lead but had to hold on in the closing minutes. In the two games these two teams have played this season they've combined to score 27 goals, with the Jets also taking the first game in a 9-8 thriller back in October.

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Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 11:54 am

Ilya Bryzgalov made a friend in Winnipeg

And Philadelphia hasn't won a Cup in decades!!!!! So which is worse, Bryzgalov?????

Since: Jun 7, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2011 7:41 am

Ilya Bryzgalov made a friend in Winnipeg

what would flyers fans have done if an opponent said those things about philly

Since: Aug 8, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2011 10:21 pm

Ilya Bryzgalov made a friend in Winnipeg

Flyers aren't all bad.

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